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Strong Chinese Market to Push Annual Global Photovoltaic Demand Above 100 Gigawatts for 2017

19 Sep

China will again take the leading share of the total annual photovoltaic (PV) demand worldwide in 2017, says the latest Gold Member Solar Report by EnergyTrend, a division of TrendForce. China’s solar demand for this year has surpassed earlier expectations due to the surging installations of distributed PV systems. (more…)

DPP Government Needs Municipal Cooperation in Promoting Green Power

12 Sep

In order to materialize the vision of nuclear-free homeland by 2025, the Tsai Ing-wen administration has targeted raising the share of green power to 20%. The “alliance for pushing energy transformation,” organized by dozens of NGOs, however, expressed concern recently that most municipal governments appear to remain largely unprepared for the initiative. (more…)

Revisiting Taiwan’s Energy Policy Following Aug. 15 Power Outage

11 Sep

The Aug. 15 extensive power outage disrupting local people’s life, triggered by CPC Taiwan’s error in gas supply for Taipower, has prompted rethinking of the nation’s energy policy. (more…)

Japan’s Domestic PV Cell Shipment Scores 1st Growth in Nine Months

8 Sep

Japan’s domestic PV-cell shipment hit 1,263 MW in Q2, up 7% year-on-year, the first growth in nine quarters, according to Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA). (more…)

iPV Tracker Widens Advantages amid Rapid Solar Development

7 Sep

Renewable energy development continues its rapid growth despite occasional hiccups from the market. EnergyTrend, a research division of TrendForce, forecasts that the demand for solar power will reach a new high in 2017. (more…)

Addition of Nanodiamond Can Stabilize Lithium-ion Battery

6 Sep

In the wake of the explosion of Samsung Note 7 mobile phone and a number of mobile phones catching fire in recent years, lithium-ion battery safety has become a major issue for the mobile-phone industry. (more…)

GCL-Poly’s Diamond Wire Sawing Cost Drops 8% in Half a Year; 10.6 GW of Silicon Chip Prices are Reduced to Make the Downstream Gain 4.0 Billion

6 Sep

GCL-Poly, the leading company of polysilicon and silicon chips around the world, announced its sales performance of 1H17 at night on August 30th. (more…)

Breakthrough Made for PSCs

5 Sep

A technological breakthrough has been attained recently, greatly facilitating the commercialization of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). (more…)

BIG SUN’s iPV Tracker builds further & stronger momentum

4 Sep

By 2021, solar tracker installations will grow to an amount of 37.7 gigawatts and account for nearly half of all ground-mount solar systems, according to GTM Research. The booming of this niche market is self-evident since Warren Buffett is also taking the lead in investing in the Dual Axis Tracking system. (more…)

GCL-SI Displays Its Solar Energy Expertise at Intersolar South America 2017

1 Sep

GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd (GCL-SI), a subsidiary of the world’s leading energy group, GCL, is currently displaying its range of solar products and technologies at Intersolar South America 2017 in Sao Paulo, which is the largest solar exhibition and conference in the area. (more…)